simple django wiki based on django-markupfield
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An implementation of simple markup-agnostic wiki for Django.

markupwiki does not aim to be a full fledged replacement to mediawiki or other large packages, but instead to provide the most commonly used subset of functionality. Pages can be edited, locked, and deleted. Revisions can be viewed, reverted, and compared. If you need much more than that markupwiki might not be for you.


django-markupwiki depends on django >= 1.2, django-markupfield >= 1.0.0b and libraries for whichever markup options you wish to include.


Like any django application, the first step when using django-markupwiki is to add markupwiki to your INSTALLED_APPS.


To use django-markupwiki's urls you should also add a line like:

url(r'^wiki/', include('markupwiki.urls')),

to your urlconf.

This will make the following views available (assuming the defined root is /wiki/):

RSS feed of latest changes to wiki
view the latest version of an article
RSS feed of changes to an article
edit (or create) an article
history view for an article
view a specific version of an article
compare a two revisions of an article

article names

article in all of the above URLs is the name of an article: which is basically any string with limited restrictions. There are a few basic guidelines:

  • Spaces in the URL will automatically be converted to underscores.

  • When displaying an article, anything before a / will be linked to an article with that name

    (eg. /wiki/category/article/ will have a link in the header to /wiki/category/)

interwiki links

While you are free to use whatever markup you desire, most markup types (ReST, markdown, etc) do not include a standard syntax for interwiki links. As a result all markup types are augmented with a post-processor that adds support for interwiki links in the [[link text|link]] format.

[[link text|page]] produces a link to an article named 'page' with the text before the | as the anchor.

[[page]] produces a link to an article named 'page' with using the page name as the anchor.


django-markupwiki provides a number of optional settings that you may wish to use to customize the behavior.

number of seconds that a user can hold a write lock (default: 300)
if True when attempting to go to an article that doesn't exist, user will be redirected to the /edit/ page. If False user will get a 404. (default: True)
default markup type to use (default: markdown)
if False user won't have option to change markup type (default: True)
a tuple of string and callable pairs the callable is used to 'render' a markup type.
a datetime.timedelta object that defines the age at which articles get automatically locked by the autolockarticles management command.


import markdown
from docutils.core import publish_parts

def render_rest(markup):
    parts = publish_parts(source=markup, writer_name="html4css1")
    return parts["fragment"]

    ('markdown', markdown.markdown),
    ('ReST', render_rest)

Defaults to django-markupfield's detected markup types.